April 27, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 58

Stories from the April 27, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Q&A with the man behind the George mascot

Although his real identity is sworn to secrecy, The Hatchet scored an exclusive interview with the man behind the George mascot. The student has been wearing the George costume for two years and plans to try out again next year. His climb to George-dom began his freshman year when he lived in Thurston and a […]

Child army protesters ‘abduct’ themselves

D.C.-area students and protesters symbolically abducted themselves on the White House Ellipse on Saturday as part of an international protest designed to draw attention to the plight of child soldiers in northern Uganda. The protest was organized by Invisible Children, a group against Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony’s child army. Participants gathered at the Ellipse […]

University selects two students to speak at Commencement

For the fourth time in its history, the University has selected two students to speak at Commencement in May, the school’s marshal said last week. Graduate student Cosmin Florescu and undergraduate student Naomi Rapp were chosen after a team of judges – including various University officials and one student – heard their speeches at an […]

Fenty tours local school

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty arrived on campus last Thursday to honor the transformation of the School Without Walls, a D.C. public high school on G Street that has undergone extensive renovations in the last year. The mayor took an informational tour of the semi-completed school, which is slated to receive LEED Silver certification, a […]

Ex-FBI head addresses security

The U.S. government must walk a complex and dangerous path to balance privacy with protection in a new era of technology, Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh said during a speech Thursday at the Elliott School. Freeh, who led the country’s largest law enforcement organization from 1993 to 2001, gave an address titled “Policing in […]

Staff Editorial: Grading the graders

Attention Student Association President-elect Julie Bindelglass: We have a summer project for you. Next year, students must be able to sign up for classes and know what they are getting themselves into. This page has called for improved advising numerous times in the past, and last fall, we advocated for the results of student course […]

Law School ranking drops

The GW Law School dropped eight spots last week in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s best law schools, falling from 20 to 28. The drop is a significant setback to one of the University’s most prestigious programs. The Law School has produced notable alumni such as John Foster Dulles, […]

GW improves in recycling contest

The University improved this year in every category of an annual government-sponsored recycling contest, according to the program’s results announced earlier this month. Recyclemania, a contest sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency that runs each year for 10 weeks, is designed to encourage recycling at universities and colleges across the country. GW saw an improvement […]

Andrew Pazdon: The silver lining

Over the past year or so we have been feeling the rumblings of a financial apocalypse. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Fannie and Freddie, Lear Jet-ridin’ automakers, Bear and Lehman, and Bernie – have apparently ravaged our economy so thoroughly that we do not know what to do with ourselves. There is no […]

Neighborhood watch program hopes to expand to GW

The organizer of a neighborhood safety program already active in other parts of D.C said last week that she wants to reinvigorate the program in Foggy Bottom with the help of GW students and staffers. Samantha Nolan, chair of the 2nd District Citizens Advisory Council, has worked with the Metropolitan Police Department to create the […]